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Salmon Days for School Kids

FCA was excited to be a small part of this year’s Hood River Salmon Days – an educational field trip experience for 4th and 5th graders from Parkdale Elementary and Mid-Valley Elementary schools here in the Hood River Valley. Funded by Bonneville Power Administration and developed by the staff of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs, this day-long educational program introduces students to the challenges facing salmon in our watershed, including passage. FCA’s working scale-model of a Farmers Screen installation was on view at Middle Fork Irrigation District’s hydro plant and became an engaging part of the tour.

Farmers Screen model at MFID
Farmers Screen model at MFID

Many thanks to MFID, BPA, and especially the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs for creating this wonderful, informative, and crucially important educational experience for our kids!

Fish passage obstacle course
Fish passage obstacle course
Traditional salmon bake
Traditional salmon bake
Students visit the fish hatchery
Students visit the fish hatchery